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#1

Hey all,

I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that we are enabling monetization and advertisements on the message boards. 

There are a few reasons why we are doing this:
- There are a few plugins that we want to pay for; we do believe in paying for good products
- There are a few hard costs involved with running a site and a few dollars will go a long way to help out
- We want to purchase advertisements (on search, on Facebook, etc) to help bring in new users to the boards. Having some money will help enable this.


We are doing this gradually and (hopefully) in a respectful way. Right now you may see an single advert at the bottom of the message boards.

We do not want to overload the site with idiotic flashing banners and BonziBUDDY-style nonsense and detract from the user experience of the message boards. Hopefully a gradual roll-out will keep things from getting too crazy.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you want to report a bad advertisement, please post in this thread and we will address.

Thanks!
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#2

Dating sites? Really???
"The lessons of paternalism ought to be unlearned and the better lesson taught that, while the people should patriotically and cheerfully support their Government, its functions do not include support of the people." - Grover Cleveland, 1893
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#3

(06-21-2017, 07:58 PM)flsprtsgod Wrote: Dating sites? Really???

I am working with Google Adsense (who is our advertisement provider) to get the targeted relevant adverts that we would find actually useful.

For now, since our site is so new, not alot of the top-tier advert companies are buying space on our site yet. Give them time to see that we exist and see that we are legit and the good adverts will start showing up.

And yes, I have already blocked an assortment of the spyware-like and downright stupid adverts. It will get better over time, I promise.
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#4
(This post was last modified: 06-21-2017, 08:40 PM by WingerDinger.)

Clicking on links with spyware isnt a problem. Hell, we get that with every other Drifter link..

I can dig some ads for booby sites though.. I'm a faithful clicker..

Also, does clicking on the ads promote funds to the cause?
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#5

(06-21-2017, 08:10 PM)WingerDinger Wrote: Also, does clicking on the ads promote funds to the cause?

Yes, every click brings us one step closer towards boobies for the mod team.
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#6

I like bewbs.
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#7

What's with all of the Korean (?) titled threads?
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#8

I'm trying to kill them. I have limited powers. DOn't know how they got approved as users.
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#9

(11-20-2017, 02:21 AM)Bullseye Wrote: What's with all of the Korean (?) titled threads?

Cries for help from Dragon Fury's dungeon?
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#10

They’re still coming
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#11

(11-20-2017, 05:57 AM)Senor Fantastico Wrote: They’re still coming

That's what she said?
"The lessons of paternalism ought to be unlearned and the better lesson taught that, while the people should patriotically and cheerfully support their Government, its functions do not include support of the people." - Grover Cleveland, 1893
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#12
(This post was last modified: 11-24-2017, 04:50 PM by haveaseat.)

I keep getting a pop up about voting on the FCC or something with a timer or something. Anyone else?
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#13

Me too
What in the Wide Wide World of Sports is agoin' on here???
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#14

(11-24-2017, 04:47 PM)haveaseat Wrote: I keep getting a pop up about voting on the FCC or something with a timer or something. Anyone else?

(11-24-2017, 08:47 PM)Bchbunnie4 Wrote: Me too

Yep, that's an interstitial message regarding the upcoming policy change that the FCC is proposing, along with a call to action. It's worth a read.

It's not an advert; just a message that (should) show only once per computer/browser.
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#15

I am getting software and computer development advertisements.
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#16

I would rather see an annual membership fee or a PayPal donate button as opposed to the Google infection. Google is permanently pi-holed in my domain.
The truth at any cost lowers all other costs.
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#17

This was considered, but it brings up several things that seemed excessive for a board like this.

No one wants to/is making money off the board, so asking people to pay $.50/month to keep the lights on is way too much effort to collect and maintain.

If you block adverts, good! I do! Enough don't to cover hosting costs, and that's working perfectly fine so far.
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